Thursday, January 31, 2019

Good Morning to my Second Favorite Class!!

Objective:  The students will read their first Drama.

1.  Visit from Mrs. Chann about AP Test Sign Ups.

2.  RCTA Scholarship info.  It's out.  Pretty easy.  Not based on need. 

3.  Theater of the Absurb notes.

4.  Read "The Sandbox" and complete the analysis questions in the book.  This is not homework.  We will finish tomorrow instead of writing an essay.No essay this week because I will be watching Tom Brady and Julian Edelman win the Super Bowl.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Good Morning to my favorite class!!!

Objective:  The students will discuss the elements of Drama from the chapter readings.

1.  Get out your outlines and show me.

2.  Let's talk about the chapters.  You will probably add some things to your notes because my Presentations are awesome and I am smart.

3.  Complete the Lit Terms by tomorrow.

We will read our first play tomorrow.  It's pretty strange!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Drama Unit Starts Today!

Objective:  The students will complete two chapter outlines.

1.  Bring me your essays.  I will enter grades today.  If you rewrote them I will call you up one at a time to see what you did to improve the grade.

2.  Drama Cover Sheet Handout

3.  Complete both outlines for tomorrow's discussion.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Essay Peer Edit Day

Objective:  The students will see sample papers and scores picked by AP Readers.  Then they will peer score.

1.  Get your essay from the back.  DO NOT SHARE YOUR SCORE WITH ANYONE!!!

2.  Get the sample papers packet.

3.  Read the Rubric description of a 5.  That's what you are shooting for.

4.  Read my essay.  Then read the samples.

5.  Get in groups of four.  Pass your paper to two other people to score.  DO NOT LOOK AT THE GRADE THAT I GAVE IT! 

6.  Read the paper and come up with a score.  Then turn the paper over and write the score you gave it.

Reader 1:  Name
Positive Comments (2)
To improve comments (1)

Reader 2 do the same.

Friday, January 25, 2019

You all missed a special night for two girls!!

Objective:  Students will talk about poem analysis and then practice MC Poetry.

1.  Do Not Go Gentle

2.  Turn in Poetry Packet for Points (see that alliteration)

3.  MC Poetry Practice for points.  13 possible could get 14 if 100%.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Good Morning!

Objective:  The students will complete the last poem analysis of the packet.

Villanelle, a nineteen-line poetic form consisting of five tercets followed by a quatrain.

1.  Get "Do Not Go Gentle" and TTSTCANDI it.  Due tomorrow with complete packet.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

No essays yet... Yesterday was a day devoted to my sophomores. Sorry.

Objective:  The students will use their poem analysis to outline an essay that would pass an AP Q1 Essay.

1.  You will work quietly and independently on this part.  Follow instructions to outline your essay.

2.  Go over the poem with me.

3.  Share your outline with a group of three.

4.  Discuss as a class what you would write about.

5.  Staple both sheets of paper for our packet.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

No I Didn't Grade Your Essays... Concert, Patriots Game, Varsity Basketball Games... It was a great weekend of no grading!

Objective:  The students will analyze a poem.

1.  Poetry Packet:  "What lips my lips have kissed..."  .

Think of this prompt as you analyze:   The following poem is by Edna Malley.  Read the poem carefully.  Then considering such elements as imagery, form, and tone, write a well organized in which you analyze the relationship between between love and the speaker's complex memories of his past.

I will start essays today.

Friday, January 18, 2019

First AO Q1 Essay

Objective:  Students will write a good passing paper.

1.  Get a pen and three sheets of paper.

DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME!  Put your initials and your student ID Number

2.  Read the prompt.  Figure out what it tells you to write about.  And do it.  Just use what I have taught you and you will pass.

Have a great long weekend. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Tomorrow Writing.. . So pay attention to today's discussion

Objective:  The students will discuss poem analysis and how they could apply it to a writing prompt.

1.  Discuss "Judged by my goddess"

2.  How would you use it to address this prompt:

The following poem is by William Percy.  Read the poem carefully.  Then considering such elements as imagery, form, and tone, write a well organized in which you analyze the relationship between between love and the speaker's complex memories of his past.

3.  MC Practice

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Essays Done: Now Let's See What Er Need to Do to Get Better.

Objective:  The students will see other essays to further judge their progress in writing.

1.  Get out "My Goddess..." for 10 points.

2.  Look at Writing Prompt.  Then look at your intro.  Did you do the TWO things that are needed to do in the intro?

Look at my samples.  They are what you should do.

3.  Look at the Rubric I used to grade.  Then look at the sample paper that was used as a sample.  Read it and determine what grade it should receive.

4.  Look at the three samples from our class.  What grade, using the rubric, should these papers have received?  Do you agree with my grading?  Why?

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Poetry Work

Objective:  The students will analyze the third poem from this packet.

1.  Discuss "Forgiveness"


Judged by my goddess' doom to endless pain

Monday, January 14, 2019

Essays are not quite done.

Objective:  The students will analyze another poem.

1.  Discuss Perrine's Chapter on Rhythm and Meter

2.  Go over "When You are Old"

3.  TTSTCANDI "Forgiveness"

Friday, January 11, 2019

First Essay of the Semester

Objective:  The students will write a great essay.

1.  Get out three sheets of paper.

2.  Get a prompt and write.  ONE SIDE ONLY. 

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Tomorrow You Have a Sub. One of my ex students. Be great!

Objective:  The students will complete chapter outline and discuss.

1.  Chapter Discussion:  Musical Devices.

2.  Outline Chapter 12 on Rhythm and Meter

Tomorrow sub:  TTSTCANDI first poem on list.  Better be an awesome, detailed Close Read and analysis.  Use time wisely!

Friday:  Q3 Essay:  Frankenstein or Handmaid's.  Make sure you know the work and what you will discuss.  Be sure to know at least two short quotes to integrate. 

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Friday is our next essay. Q3 using Frank/Hand

Objective:  The students will get in groups and brainstorm/plan their Q3 essay to be written on Friday.

1.  Show me completed Lit Terms for Poetry 3

2.  Q3 Prompts for Frankenstein/Handmaid's.  Read ll in your group.  Discuss which THREE would be best for your book.  Discuss what you could write about if those were the prompts given to you.

Part 1:

Part 2:

3.  Chapter 11 Outline:  Musical Devices (due tomorrow)

Monday, January 07, 2019

Welcome Back! Missed you!

Objective:  The students will complete lit terms for Poetry Part 3.

Welcome to your last semester of high school literature!  Don't let my class keep you from graduating PLEASE!!!!  Work hard, but have fun too!

1.  Sit anywhere.  I will make a seating chart later this week after kids transfer in and out.

2.  Perrine's Poetry Part 3.  Do the lit terms on a separate sheet of paper.  Due tomorrow.

New Phone Policy:  Since a few of you (well one of you) figured out that it's illegal for me to take points away for "inappropriate phone use," I have a new way of dealing with it.  It's a "Participation Grade."

You will all start out with 100 points on a "Participation" assignment grade.  I will deduct 20 points from it each time you are using the phone in a rude, uncaring, inappropriate way.  That's legal. :)